8/27/20 COVID-19 Update



Today’s Data Notes

Today, Public Health reports 318 positive (PCR) cases total. At this time, the majority of cases are coming from community exposure. The number of positives cases is slowly declining, and public health appreciates the community’s support in fighting COVID-19. If you have been tested for COVID-19, please quarantine for 14 days to avoid exposing others. Do NOT go to work or to the store sick. Contact the public health hotline at 970-252-4545 if you need assistance accessing resources due to loss of work or otherwise. Please continue to make good choices to keep our community healthy.

Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic

Montrose County Public Health announced the seventh annual Drive Through Free Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, Aug. 28 from 3-7 pm. The clinic is usually held in October, but was moved up this year because the Event Center is unavailable (due to equine events) in September. Additionally, public health received the flu shots shipment early this year, so the decision was made to move up the event in order to offer this service to our community. Additional clinics will be held on the same time and date in Naturita (Basin Clinic) and Olathe (Corn Park). FAQs on the clinic can be found here. 

Stay home if sick

Maintain physical distancing to reduce person-to-person contacts and slow the spread of infection.As CDPHE states, “Creating distance between people slows community spread of COVID-19. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 will decrease the daily number of cases and hospitalizations that occur in Colorado”.
If you cannot maintain distancing, then wear a face covering.

As CDPHE states, “The main reason to wear a non-medical mask is to protect others. Data show that some people may spread COVID-19 when they do not have symptoms. People may spread the disease when speaking, coughing or sneezing — especially in situations where a physical distance of six feet cannot be maintained”.

Community Updates

City of Montrose, CO: All City offices are open with regular business hours including the Visitor Center. Masks are required in all city facilities.

The Montrose County School District (MCSD): Montrose County School District was excited to re-open school today for the 2020-2021 school year for all in-person and online students. Staff and students throughout the District did a great job on our first day of school practicing the mitigation measures such as mask use, screening, and hand-washing that will help us keep classrooms open, safe, and healthy. Weekday meal pickup will continue for online students at their zoned school daily at 8:30 AM. Go to the MCSD homepage to fill out your online weekly  meal order form.

The West End School District reports in-person learning for two weeks. They are happy to to have children back in the building and learning in the classroom.

Click here to learn more about checking symptoms daily before school.